Accelerate Prosperity

Sector Specialist – Health Tech

About Accelerate Prosperity

Accelerate Prosperity (AP) is a joint initiative of the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and Industrial Promotion Services (IPS) of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED). AP’s mandate is to facilitate the creation and sustainability of start-ups and small and growing businesses (SGBs) in Central and South Asia by providing technical expertise and financial solutions.

Consultancy Summary (Objectives)

The role of the Consultant (individual, firm, or group of individuals) will be to lead market analysis of the health-tech sector in Pakistan with an aim to 1) identify innovative and disruptive business opportunities that are currently untapped, 2) outline trends and best practices for innovation in health-tech at the local, regional, and global levels, 3) identify key constraints for startups and SGBs to develop within the health-tech space, and 4) produce a health-tech sector brief that will aid AP’s training and financing efforts within the sector.

The consultant should be well-versed on ground realities of startups and SGBs within the health sector because they will be responsible for assessing activities of existing initiatives and programs. This can be done by engaging relevant stakeholders in the ecosystem including, but not limited to, successful and unsuccessful enterprises, business incubators, accelerators, investment funds, and government agencies.

Key Responsibilities (Outcomes)

  • Recommend untapped future opportunities for business ventures within the health-tech industry in Pakistan. These suggested ventures should be technology supported, eco-friendly, and promote local economic development.
  • Quantify the size, scope, market demand, and growth potential of health-tech
  • Identify global and regional best practices within the innovative and startup space in health-tech and gauge their relevance/applicability to the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Pakistan.
  • Support AP team in desk review of relevant resources (grey literature and websites) to understand market trends, supporting industries, and potential for scalable growth within health-tech in Pakistan.
  • Design and carry out assessment of existing resources, activities, and key constraints within the sector space by engaging relevant stakeholders (such as existing businesses, provincial and federal government organizations, and business associations/ networks). This may require in-person field visits.
  • Suggest potential solutions to constraints highlighted by enterprises and stakeholders.
  • Develop a health-tech sector brief that will guide AP’s financial and technical efforts in the sector.

Target Sectors and Scope

The market analysis and recommendations for the health-tech sector should use the lens of innovative technology driven initiatives and green solutions to determine program fit with AP’s goals. Additionally, the consultant should highlight opportunities for import substitution within the sector or within supporting industries.

In addition to the general requirements for the sector briefs, the consultant for the health-tech brief should be able to:

  • Speak to the future of telemedicine beyond Covid-19
  • Give insights into digital health products and their chance of success within the Pakistani market.
  • List the different spaces within health-tech (assistive, mental health, sleep, fertility, anti-aging, robotics, etc) and assess their market fit.

Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to send their CVs to khadija.ladhani@akdn.org

Deadline: 8th April, 2022 by 23:59 PKT